Edward M Galvin

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Do banks matter in developing countries?

financial inclusion - global development professionals network,Global development professionals network,Greece,Banking,Europe,Asia Pacific,Mobile phones,India,Kenya,Financial crisis,European Central Bank,Africa,Economics,Financial sector<p>When we export banking to developing countries, are we …

3 ways payment technology is boosting financial inclusion

This week’s Finovate Europe was a launching pad for some of the most exciting fintech trends on the horizon, but how will they impact on groups that …

Bangladesh's mobile banking revolution

The development of mobile phone banking in Kenya has been an African success story.<p>But can it be exported to other parts of the world?<p>One country embracing the service is Bangladesh. It only started in 2011, but already 23% of the adult population has signed up.<p>Akbar Hossain reports from Dhaka for …

Upwardly mobile: the power of a united approach to African payment innovation

The growing use of banking services in South Africa is driven by a national rollout of social security debit cards and strong economic growth across …

How to bolster financial inclusion

Economists are paying increasing attention to the link between financial inclusion—greater availability of and access to financial services—and …

Apple Pay in Afghanistan: Could US M-Payments Work Abroad?

Mobile payments may be starting to take off in the United States. Technology companies like Apple, Google and PayPal along with industry clusters …

Bank South Pacific to train staff on budgeting, savings and mobile money

<b>Published On:</b><p>By Staff Reporter : PNG Today<p>MORE than 90 staff from Bank South Pacific will be trained in budgeting, savings and mobile money modules …

The Role of Financial Inclusion and Financial Deepening

<i>By Rachit Khaitan, IFMR Finance Foundation</i><p><i>Financial inclusion and financial deepening have an important role to play in promoting economic growth and</i> …

Intersection of Microfinance, Agent Banking & Mobile Money in Africa for Financial Inclusion

mFino talks about the intersection of Microfinance, Agent Banking & Mobile Money for Financial Inclusion in Africa at the 4th Mobile Money Expo, Nigeria.

What I've Learned From Traveling and Living Abroad

I've found that the poorest of the poor (like the children in the barrios of Mexico willing to share with me their meals when they barely had enough for themselves) are usually far more generous than the wealthy.<p>Today marks the five-year anniversary of my big move from Smalltown, USA to the …

Ho Chi Minh City

Colombian govt to boost financial inclusion with digital payments bill

Close<p>Methodology & Procedures<p>Definitions<p>Projects covered include state-owned and private projects in the Infrastructure, Electric Power, Oil & Gas …

Do Agents Improve Financial Inclusion? Evidence from Brazil

Agent banking is an innovative delivery model that has brought trained financial services providers and access points within closer reach for …

Inclusion through technology

India is poised to lead the world in connecting the poor to bank accounts through mobile phones. This is an ambitious goal. According to the World …

Nigerian News, Nigeria Newspapers

COVER STORIES5 hours agoBreaking: PDP Now Majority In Senate As 14 Defect COVER STORIES14 hours agoAPC Not Losing Sleep Over rAPC, Oshiomhole …

Simple Usability Issues Impede the Reach of Mobile Financial Services

Financial service providers see great potential in using mobile money to drive outreach and scale. Mobile operators have aggressive strategies to …

Why financial inclusion matters

Type “Banks are___” into Google and one of the first autocomplete suggestions is “Banks are evil.”<p>So why are global leaders trying to connect the 2.5 …

Global Leaders Examine the Goal of Financial Inclusion by 2020

Expanding financial inclusion to the 2.5 billion unbanked individuals around the world is essential, but why does it matter, and is it possible in …

The Power of National Targets in Financial Inclusion: The Alliance for Financial Inclusion discusses their potential and proper use

“National targets” are a familiar concept as a tool used in most developing and emerging market countries, and have been used extensively by …

The Best of Romantic Ireland

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers …

Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

In recent years, the development community has sustained support for microfinance but broadened funding to encompass the wider goal of financial …

10 Useful Data Sources for Measuring Financial Inclusion

In recent years, data sources for financial inclusion have become richer yet more complicated to navigate. On the demand side, there are numerous …